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Category Archives: Commission guidelines
Hot off the press! The Commission’s long-awaited notice on the notion of aid has finally been published today. The full text of the notice is here: http://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/modernisation/notice_of_aid_en.pdf with a press release accompanying the notice here: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-1782_en.htm
The full version of the GBER FAQs has now been published by the Commission (the previous version included Q&A only for Articles 1 to 35): http://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/legislation/practical_guide_gber_en.pdf This full version addresses, in particular, a number of issues in relation to the … Continue reading
Many thanks to Erika Szyszczak from Littleton Chambers for today’s blog post on the new Environmental and Energy Aid Guidelines On 9 April the Commission adopted new Guidelines on environmental protection and energy state aid for the period 1 July … Continue reading
Many thanks to Gian Marco Galletti of Kings College for sending in this commentary on the new Aviation Guidelines In recent years, the market environment of the aviation industry has undergone considerable change. Regional airports, which frequently rely on public … Continue reading
Many thanks to Gian Marco Galletti of Kings College for sending in this commentary on the new Risk Finance Guidelines As shown from practical experience, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face significant difficulties in gaining access to finance. In the … Continue reading
Following a protracted consultation process over a period of several years, the Commission has today adopted a new Cinema Communication. This replaces the 2001 Cinema Communication that was repeatedly prolonged and which expired, finally, at the end of last year. … Continue reading
The Commission today issued a helpful ‘frequently asked questions’ note, drawing attention to the new package of measures concerning its approach to the approval at State aid for the banking sector adopted in July 2013.
The second half of July saw a flurry of activity on the State aid front, which was announced with a deafening silence on this blog for the reason that the UKSALA blogger was busy trying to incorporate the various legislative … Continue reading
Thanks to Alexander Rose of DCLG for today’s blog The European Commission has launched a consultation into a new set of State aid guidelines for the funding of airports and airlines. These revised rules are intended to replace the 1994 … Continue reading
The Commission has announced that the new Regional Aid Guidelines for the period 2014-2020 will be adopted on 19 June 2013. We will post a link in this blog once the text of the Guidelines is available.